Skylark Literary Launches with New Competition for Children's Writers

W&P is very pleased to promote this free competition:

To celebrate its launch, Skylark Literary is delighted to announce an exciting free competition for new children’s authors, full of fun and sparkle to brighten these dark winter days.

The company prides itself on seeking and supporting the best new voices in children’s fiction and with this in mind has enlisted the support of top editors and publishers as guest judges.

Fiona Kennedy, MD and Publisher of Orion Children’s Books, Ben Horslen, Editorial Director, Puffin Fiction and Venetia Gosling, Publisher Over 6s at Macmillan Children’s Books will help to choose the competition winner.

The competition is especially for new, un-agented and unpublished authors who are writing for middle-grade readers. The prize will be a one-to-one editorial critique of the winner’s finished manuscript with Skylark Literary ( Competition closes Christmas Eve, December 24th 2014 with the winner to be announced in the new year.

Amber Caravéo and Joanna Moult of Skylark Literary say: ‘It is very exciting to be launching Skylark Literary with this competition for new authors. We are honoured to have the support and enthusiasm of guest judges from some of the UK’s top Children’s Publishers, who are also staunch supporters of great new writing for children!’

Ben Horslen of Puffin Fiction says: 'I'm delighted to be collaborating with Skylark as the agency begins its search for wonderful new voices in children's writing and I can't wait to read the entries – with perhaps one of tomorrow's bestselling authors among them!'

For further information, please contact Amber and Joanna on


  1. Thanks Amber and Joanna - a great way to launch Skylark. I hope it all goes well. My entry will be winging its way to you soon.

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